Healers Abroad:Americans Responding to the Human Resource Crisis in HIV/AIDS calls for the federal government to create and fund the United States Global Health Service (GHS) to mobilize the nation s best health care professionals and other highly skilled experts to help combat HIV/AIDS in hard-hit African, Caribbean, and Southeast Asian countries. The dearth of qualified health care workers in many lowincome nations is often the biggest roadblock to mounting effective responses to public health needs. The proposal s goal is to build the capacity of targeted countries to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic over the long run. The GHS would be comprised of six multifaceted components. Full-time, salaried professionals would make up the organization s pivotal service corps, working side-by-side with other colleagues already on the ground to provide medical care and drug therapy to affected populations while offering local counterparts training and assistance in clinical, technical, and managerial areas.
Table of Contents
|2 Confronting HIV/AIDS on the Ground||44-67|
|3 New Routes of Engagement Against Global HIV/AIDS||68-85|
|4 Envisioning a U.S. Global Health Service||86-95|
|5 Programs of the U.S. Global Health Service||96-137|
|6 Looking Ahead||138-150|
|Appendix A Information Gathering Workshop Agendas||151-156|
|Appendix B Ethical Issues in Foreign Health Workforce Assistance Programs||157-163|
|Appendix C Assessing the Human Resource Need for Expanding HIV/AIDS Services in the 15 PEPFAR Focus Countries||164-179|
|Appendix D U.S. Organizational Experience with Volunteer Health Programs||180-194|
|Appendix E E-Health and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Using Technology to Support U.S. Workforce Expansion and Local Capacity Building in PEPFAR Nations||195-213|
|Appendix F ICT Considerations to Support PEPFAR Activities||214-224|
|Appendix G Attributes of Governmental and Nongovernmental Organizational Models for the Potential Administration of the Global Health Service||225-230|
|Appendix H Biographies||231-242|
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